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Annual meetings

GENECO arranges two annual meetings, a Winter and a Summer meeting, on selected topics where the you get the opportunity to interact with invited speakers, gain novel skills and learn more about career possibilities inside and outside Academia. We have been very fortunate and have been able to attract top-ranked international researchers within genomic ecology to these meetings.

The Summer Meetings are held at the end of the summer and they are 1.5-day events inclusive of an overnight stay.

The Winter Meetings are held in Lund at the beginning of February and they are single-day events.

Winter meeting 2021 – online

We are very pleased to invite you to join our digital GENECO Winter Meeting that will be held on Wednesday 10 February 2021. The meeting starts at 9.30 and ends around 15.35. The theme of the Winter Meeting will be “Implementing Ideas” and we will have speakers from ESS and MAX IV presenting the possibilities available to us through these exciting research facilities, as well as research talks from an invited speaker (Associated Professor Bent Petersen from the Evolutionary Genomics group at Copenhagen University) and three of our fantastic GENECO PhD students. So save the date and please register to attend GENECO Winter Meeting 2021 (

Zoom-link to the meeting.

Schedule Implementing ideas

Welcome and GENECO news
Presentation by PhD Nikos Tsardakas Renhuldt (Lund University) “Using bulk segregant analysis to identify the Cer-q gene in Avena sativa
Presentation by PhD Aivars Cirulis (Lund University) "Splitting the sexes: The birth and senescence of sex chromosomes"
Presentation by PhD Joel White (Lund University) "Captured metagenomics reveals high spatial variability in functional potential of CH4 producing and consuming microorganisms in a temperate Swedish peatland"
Bent Petersen (Evolutionary Genomics group, Copenhagen University) "Two bioinformaticians starting a rainforest project - what can possibly go wrong…?
Lunch break
Talk by Ana Labrador and Ana Gonzalez (MAX IV) “Introduction to MAX IV as a complex tool with many applications and expert overview of the BioMAX beamline
Talk by Hanna Wacklin-Knecht (ESS) “What can neutron scattering do for genetic research? - an introduction to instruments and techniques at ESS"
Kahoot Quiz Winners

Summer meeting 2020 – online

We arranged the summer as a one-day online meeting 24 August.

This year we have invited speakers from within Sweden to avoid difficulties with international travel. The world-class research environment of Sweden means that these criteria by no means limited the caliber of scientists to choose from and we have four fantastic researchers who will present their work.

The speakers was:


General questions

Bengt Hansson

Telephone:+46 46 222 49 96
E-mail: Bengt [dot] Hansson [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se

Questions regarding GENECO courses

Emily O'Connor

Telephone:+46 46 222 37 22
E-mail: Emily [dot] Oconnor [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se

Olof Hellgren
Senior Lecturer

Telephone:+46 46 222 17 83
E-mail: Olof [dot] Hellgren [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se

Questions regarding administration, economy and other practical issues

Christina Rengefors
Project assistant
Department of Biology

Telephone:+46 46 222 96 14
E-mail: Christina [dot] Rengefors [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se